Inventors are inspirational. Inga Stephens Pratt Clark was an inventor, commercial artist, illustrator, author, and literary executor. She is known for her illustration. However, she received a patent for an improved scarf she invented.
Inga Stephens was born on December 8, 1906 in Brookings, South Dakota. She was raised in Montana. Later, she studied art at the Academie Colarossi in Paris and then the Art Students League of New York. She continued to live in New York City and married Fletcher Pratt on July 1, 1926. He was an author and she illustrated several of his books. She collaborated on a couple of his stories and worked as his literary executor. She worked primarily as a freelance fashion commercial artist. She collaborated on a fashion textbook as well.
In the 1950s she and her husband hosted Hydra Club meetings. This was a group of science fiction writers. After purchasing a home in New Jersey, Hydra Club meetings included science fiction and fantasy authors, as well as, mainstream authors and editors. She continued working in fashion as well. She received her patent for a scarf that could be worn on the users head in 1959.
Her husband, Fletcher Pratt, died and in 1962 she married the chemist and author John Dury Clark. She encouraged him to write his book Ignition! She was the author of stories with her first husband. Be inspired! Have a bright day!